Battlefield 2042 is the new shooter from Electronic Arts and will be released in October. A beta test open to all will be conducted prior to launch (with early access for pre-orderers), but it will also be there a technical playtest behind closed doors coming soon. DICE has confirmed that this event will begin in early July, with the purpose of collecting “Feedback and information from our player council, a group of Battlefield veterans we are working with to provide information about the game as launch approaches. All this will be done in a closed environment, under the NDA ”.
The plan is to showcase Conquest and Breakthrough mode with 128 players to test matchmaking, load times and party / team membership. Specialists such as Boris, Falck, Casper and Mackay will also be available along with weapons such as the M5A3 and AC42 assault rifles, the Ranger and vehicles such as the F-35E Panther and MV38-Condor.
The playtest will be different from what we’ve run in the past and will be a landscape of gray boxes for a few different reasons, such as validating our backend systems and matchmaking.
As it was designed with specific technical goals in mind, DICE stated that it is not a representation of the current state of the game. So, even if a movie were to leak due to leaks, it’s best not to associate it with the final product.
Rumors indicated that an alpha would be announced at EA Play Live on July 22 and would be available shortly thereafter. DICE may have a closed alpha in the works, we await further details. Battlefield 2042 will be released on October 22 for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, PS5 and PC. The first gameplay footage will be shown at the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase on June 13th.
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